The North American beaver is a very important animal to the Yellowstone National Park ecosystem. In the mid-1900s the beaver’s population plummeted inside the park, and they are just now starting to make a full r
Carson, I find this very informative. The effects of the loss of a species in an area can be devastating to the organisms of the area. Every organism serves an important role in an ecosystem, some more so than others, and by removing any one species, the ecosystem changes dramatically. This is a common subject taught in biology classes and so it is great to see an example of it in our history. “Removing an animal from the ecosystem” truly is not an action that goes unnoticed, and so it is important that thorough research into the role of the organisms in an ecosystem is performed before any alterations are made. An site page that might help to further your research can be found at https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/keystone-species/ . Can’t wait to see where this goes!
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.